New Aguri planned for French GP
24 April 2006 – Super Aguri plans to introduce its new car at the French Grand Prix in July. The newest team in the F1 fold currently races with an old, updated Arrows chassis and a V8 Honda engine. The team will also start to run a third car in Friday practice from the next race at the Nurburgring to make up for its lack of testing.
"It's a far more cost effective solution," Super Aguri's financial director Wayne Humphreys told Reuters. "The French Grand Prix is our target. We actually want it just before that so we can do some testing at Silverstone."
"We're just waiting for Honda to confirm the availability of some of the gearbox components which are critical to meeting that objective," he added. "The rest of the car is all on schedule."
"It's pretty much a new car," he continued. "All the rear end will be new, the monococque is an Arrows A23 but heavily modified - to be honest it's not an Arrows any more."